The past week has been a series of insane schedules, the unexpected, and a little monotony. Mr. Bear has been out of town on business and the little things like, “Here, take this kid somewhere for 20 minutes so I can cook dinner,” or “Can you please take the trash out, pretty please,” have been uttered to no one, but air. I cannot express how much I appreciate all the help Mr. Bear does around here.
Allie broke down the other night over her math homework. There were tears, wailing and gnashing of teeth. That was just from me. The poor kid was beside herself and I felt so helpless. After a chat with the teacher, everything seems to be ironed out. The kid has the best teacher, thankfully. She has been a saint working with me this past week. I still hate homework, but we got through it. Yea!
Today was one of those days where I felt like I could not dig myself from underneath the endless list of things to do. By 5:00 p.m., I had dinner prepped and ready to go The Dailey Method. What I really wanted to do was to plop down on the couch and watch some crap t.v. and relax.
My little cheerleader loves going with me to my classes. The childcare is world’s away from what we had going on at the previous workout facility we were going to. It is clean and bright. Allie has a great time. With some prodding from her, I made the decision to go and I am so glad I did.
I really needed the stress relief today. I was feeling so stressed out and 10 minutes into the workout, I had forgotten all about the chores, the lists of things to do, and everything else hanging heavy on my mind. I left the studio with a smile on my face. All the stress of the day literally melted away. I realized as I was leaving that I need this time more than I realize.
It has been two weeks now since I started with The Dailey Method. I swear, you would not think those little tiny movements would hurt so bad. When I first started, I had to stop halfway through the set because I could not keep my arm, leg, or whatever in the same spot. There are times when I grunt and groan like I am lifting a 100 pound rock, when in reality, all I am doing is lifting my leg on more time, up and up, up and up. Ouch! It is a killer workout!
I am noticing little changes happening, specifically in my core and my arms, but other areas too. My legs are stronger. My back is stronger. My posture is a lot better. My flexibility has always been pretty good, however some of the tightness in my legs, hips, and back I had before I started has gotten a lot better. I am not graceful by any stretch of the imagination, nevertheless I have been giving my all to the ballet and yoga poses. I am getting stronger. I am also getting better at watching myself in the mirror while I am doing the different movements—which, admittedly I despise watching myself.
Reluctantly, I stood on the scale today and saw the scale has moved down four and a half pounds since the start of this challenge started two weeks ago. That is WITH the PMS fluff I am experiencing right now. That is a 2.25 pound per week average and I will totally take it!
The Dailey Method in Rancho Bernardo-Poway is kicking off their one-year anniversary celebration on the 29th of September. There will be free classes offered to the public at: 8:00 am, 9:15 am, 10:30 am 12 pm. There will be a raffle from local businesses as well as other fun goodies to celebrate! Not to mention the kick-off to the 30-day challenge. If you are local, I hope you will consider checking it out!
Disclaimer: I am reviewing The Dailey Method in the month of September. In exchange for my time and efforts in attending classes and reporting my opinion within this blog, The Dailey Method has provided me with one complimentary month to try their classes and services. Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% mine.